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Eating Curd Rice Makes You A Happy Person, Seriously!

Born and brought up in North India, I didn’t have much curd rice growing up, and it was not until my early twenties, that I had curd rice for the first time in my life! Not only that, I had to travel to the other side of the world to discover this yummy food. Once I started living in USA, most of my friends were from South India and they introduced me to this wonderful dish. It was indeed love at “first taste”, and I joined the community of lakhs…

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White rice and diabetes are not natural fits. Keep these diet tips in mind

Though some might argue that brown rice is a more healthy alternative, white rice is a more popular and preferred foodgrain across India, especially its eastern regions. White rice is a good source of carbohydrates and the better half of many delectable food combos like dal-chaawal, rajma-chawal, biryaanis, pulao, and so on. However, experts say that the calories in white rice can spike blood sugar levels, and excessive consumption could increase the risk of developing type-2 diabetes. White rice is a good source of carbohydrates and the better half of many delectable food combos like…

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Use This Cooking Hack to Reduce Arsenic Levels in Your Rice

Worried about arsenic in your rice? Try this simple kitchen hack: According to an experiment that aired this week on the BBC show Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, soaking rice overnight and cooking it with extra water can reduce levels of the carcinogen by up to 82%. Experts say this cooking method is a simple way to limit exposure to arsenic, which may be especially dangerous for pregnant women, children, and anyone who eats a lot of rice. Arsenic is a naturally occurring element that’s present in soil and can make its…

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Toxic Rice: How Soaking it Overnight Before Cooking Can Prevent Cancer

Love eating rice? Can’t imagine life without a bowl of fish curry and rice or rajma-chawal? Well, here’s some news for rice eaters. The humble ingredient may not be as good for your health as you may think it to be. We are living in a chemical age, there’s no denying that fact. And these chemicals seem to be creeping into our food by all sorts of means. During agriculture, there are various factors that contribute to the proper growth of the crops. Excessive pesticides or contaminated water can seep…

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Brown Rice Can Speed Up Weight Loss Just Like 30 Minutes of Brisk Walk

How to lose weight is a constant thought in most of our minds. What we wouldn’t do to lose those flabs within a matter of days! We resort to extreme diets and intense workout sessions in the hope that we get back in shape at the earliest. But it’s never as simple as that. It is always such a struggle to stay dedicated and focused on your efforts. While there are no shortcuts to weight loss, paying close attention to your diet can at least help you speed up the…

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Rice above white

Evolved eating patterns are slowly doing away with the whites on your plate and adding more hues to it. The idea being – more the colour in your dish, more vibrant your health will be. Colour means nutrients, colour means antioxidants, colour means fibre. And the latest food item to turn tinted is rice. Studies support the fact that eating whole grain rice varieties such as red and black rice is healthier than the good old white. Black rice, an Asian staple that’s always been part of northeastern cooking in…

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